This show hass been commercially released as "View From The Vault "
Touch Of Gray-> Greatest Story Ever Told, Jack A Roe, Minglewood Blues, Row Jimmy, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, Let It Grow Samson & Delilah-> Eyes Of The World-> Estimated Prophet-> Terrapin Station-> Jam-> Drums-> Jam-> I Need A Miracle-> Wang Dang Doodle-> Black Peter-> Throwing Stones-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
SBD> C(?)> CDR; via Joey B; encoded by T. Brame; missing encore
July 8, 2021 Subject:
Well, the music’s great, you know that already...but let’s do something we never do, since reviews here can and do get a little toothless...let us examine this show as Fashion Catastrophe Exhibit A, via View I (does that sbd vid sound a bit muffled to anyone else?)
*Frank “Mickey” Stallone on drums: tie dye sleeveless, mullet. Where’s the can of Pabst already?
*Bobby...oh, where to begin...how about toes-up: jelly sandals, the inevitable short shorts, turquoise explosion polo, pink guitar strap, aviator-mirror shades....
*the Philsbury Doughboy, freshly resurrected from Frankenstein’s lab (dude should never wear shorts).
*Bad hair contest between basically everyone in the band. Jerry wins, of course, it being summer ‘90.
Brent and Billy win the quiet dignity prize. 😅
September 5, 2019 Subject:
Early final Brent tour
This tour had big screens and therefore exists on vid - which makes it odd that this show was the one used for the first View from the Vault DVD (out of several potentially better shows). As described by other commenters, the heat index/mugginess was triple digit. So many shows were too hot for comfort and tough on the concert goers (evident if you ever visited the First Aid). The band too fared poorly at some of the overheated gigs. Crosby Stills & Nash opened (and though I'm not a fan I recall they were great live at this time). This was one of the shows where Annabelle Garcia helped operate the giant skeleton marionette (why that could not have been at least briefly shown on the DVD is exemplary of the mediocrity of that release). The show is an example of the decent enough, GOGD '90 gig, but it is known for one of the hottest version of Eyes of the year.
First Set. Average set, heats up a little for New Minglewood. Phil does above average on Tom Thumb's but Bobby has fun. After this indifferent grouping, the monster Let it Grow set highlight is unexpected.
Second Set. Though it takes a minute to get into the zone, Samson & Delilah takes off and carries into a very musical version of Eyes of the World. Jer can't stop traversing the planet via the jet stream. All players may be in his wake but they find eddies, currents, chalkboards, claymations. Listen closely to the interplay. Estimated Prophet = yow. WTF is up with Bob? Asthma attack? Terrapin Station was becoming labored and lifeless by '93 with certain elements that originate here (though, fwiw, they are good in context). It takes some meandering for Terrapin to resolve to Drums, which were at their best at this time. The rest is average but Jer is creative with his onboard MIDI on Lovelight, and then soars on the encore.
1st Set: C- 2nd Set: C+
Overall = 2½ stars
Eyes of the World - a musical version
Drums - was way better in this era. Try using a separate subwoofer
Knockin' on Heaven's Door - tight & soaring
SOURCES: The SBD was updated with the UltraMatrix_sbd_cm_miller remaster. This original brame_16157 source runs seriously fast. It needs -4% pitch correction for Touch & GSET, and -5% for the rest of the 1st set. The second set needs -6% except Black Peter, which needs -7%. You need to go to the AUDs for the encore. The official release has the complete show (both CD & DVD).
June 29, 2018 Subject:
I sang a little while and then flew on.
July 8, 2017 Subject:
Wonderin' On Mind Wanderin'
The Reviewer Giving But Three Stars Credibility Is Put In Doubt When You Consider Their Statement That "Bobby" Had Some Fun With The Tom Thumb's Lyrics. I Give It A Five To Make Up For It.
July 8, 2015 Subject:
i think it was around the middle of let it grow that it really hit me what this dead thing is all about. what a great jam. everything about the second set was sublime. what a way to start. i'd give it five for personal reasons, but it's about a 4+ for the era.
EDIT: This tape is way too fast. Reduces a three-hour concert to about 2.5.
November 17, 2012 Subject:
MADE FRESH DAILY!
On the way into the show I accepted a round, bright orange sticker that would normally be placed on baked goods in a supermarket. Naturally I stuck on my forehead and continued on my rather chemically enhanced way. Upon entering the CSN set, which was really good (never was a fan of opening bands for the Dead), my girlfriend and I got a beer and happily realized that there was no one collecting money at the end of the line. The Touch opener had the crowd dancing immediately and the show never let up after. While walking out after the show a friend asked "you've still got that sticker on your forehead?" I had no idea it was still there and removed it only to reveal a white circle directly in the middle of a very sunburned forehead. Try and explain that at work on Monday! Great time!
March 20, 2010 Subject:
It was hot that day. CSN rocked. So did the boys. I remember the hot aair baloon during row jimmy. Couldn't find the car after the show.
November 4, 2009 Subject:
View From The Vaukt????
So not only can we not come here and enjoy music that has any portion of a show that has been commercially released, but we also can't listen to anything that has been released on video??? This is getting kind of silly!
April 3, 2006 Subject:
This was my 2nd show. A friend convinced me to go at the last minute. We had no money and broke down on the way. Long story short, we made the show and got tickets. Hell of a show. Driving 6 hours home tripping was hard, but well worth it.
Review based soley on the actual show, not the recording.
September 25, 2005 Subject:
GOTS TO BE THE BEST!
What a great day. You could just tell from the opening.....Crosby/Stills/Nash. Then the dead showed up....on fire. Totally different band than the one that showed up at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville just a couple of days before. They pretty much sucked. Three Rivers....the energy....the blotter.....the band.....the setlist....all good. Best part? Home plate and eyes of the world. Gots to be the best!
June 26, 2005 Subject:
Entire show is worth a download but what really stands out is the Eyes, an outstanding version that is well played and welled jammed!
April 7, 2005 Subject:
Off the charts
This was my second alien abduction. I tied the keys to 72 audi 100 to my shoelace and prepared to bleep out. I don't know what it was but during terrapin I lost complete control of my body and my mind was wisked away to a spaceship. The begining and end of the universe and everything in between was revealed to me with intense clarity. The only other thing that I was aware of was sound of the music keeping me sane. Save by the Dead I was that night. Killer throwing stones, black peter and wang dang doodle. During knocking I was sure that I had died and gone to heaven(literally).I give it 5 stars because I really was in the stars that night. Five star trip. Also, I have never heard this show since that night. This is just an abbreviated version of a truly mind boggling story. Maybe someday I will tell the incredible details of the night I will never forget. BusterB
March 29, 2005 Subject:
bricks in the wall
someone approached me and asked me if i wanted a souvenier.... hesitasntly i asked, "whatchagot?"
he showed me a brick that said ohio..... oh wait,that was cincinatti...my mistake.Check out RIVERFRONT!!!! not to be OOPPS mistaken for three rivers. try pittsburg"s funnel and those kids breaking in the show...........yep ask anyone , gate crashers HAVE SMAHED EXIT DOORS film at eleven, if you get my drift.(10 -1 )(+2)
December 5, 2004 Subject:
SPEED TO FAST
The speed is off it is fast. Need different source if it exists. Nice to hear a Tom Thumb,and the show fits on two CDR, but it is not worth it unless you are going for completion.
November 27, 2004 Subject:
i don't currently have this recording but i do own the dvd and although(in my opinion)i don't think this was a great show.but it is home to a spectacular eyes with extended jamming before the first verse. get the dvd cause you get to see bobby do a couple dances to the first few licks.
jerry also does some dancing during samson & delilah
October 25, 2004 Subject:
Was soo hot. Remember dancin skeleton rising from the rafters on Estimated and Hot air balloon rise over the 3 river as the boys muffed up on Row Jimmy. Cops were anxious for us to leave after we tore that old building down. Good riddins.
September 10, 2004 Subject:
I am sure the Ogg files I downloaded are too fast. Whether this is true of the other formats I don't know...Great show-classic summertime Dead.
June 3, 2004 Subject:
cuts,drops, and pops
I loved being there, but this recording has a lot of drops and cuts....unless my download was way f'ed...hopefully a better recording comes along
May 25, 2004 Subject:
It's not what they play...it's how they play.
This show was one of my alltime shows attended. The band could take songs you've heard live dozens of times, and once in a while, play them so well, leaving you blown away. It wouldn't happen everytime but that was trill of catching a hot show. Thats why I went to shows, and collect and listen to their music. I feel the first set was average, however closes with a strong Let it Grow. 2nd set...WOW...The Samson... On Fire! A Wonderful Eyes, with a fine openning jam before the lyrics...3 Rivers was my lazy summer home that day... A fine Estimated with a beautiful jam into Terrapin... as with most Terrapins in '90-91, sweet jam into drums. A powerful Wang Dang and Black Peter. A solid performance throughout. If you don't believe listen to the show, and then, pick up View from the Vault I. And as always..Thanks Archive!!!!
May 22, 2004 Subject:
View from the Vault I
This is a recording of the show that is currently available on DVD. I've been looking for this show for a very long time. Let me just say that this is one of the VERY best Dead shows I've ever heard. I love the '70's just as much as most of you, but this, in my opinion, completely DWARFS anything the Dead could produce in the '70s. The first set is great, with a particular flare on GSET and Let it Grow, but the second set is when things heat up. Brent is on fire for Samson and Delilah, which carries over nicely to Eyes of the World (best version I've heard) and continues through the night. A must have show for any deadhead.